Easton Patch is One Year Old
And your editor thanks you...
It's been kind of a crazy year.
No, I'm not doing a 2011 year-in-review piece. I'm marking the one-year anniversary of the day we launched this site.
I had such big plans back then, very few of which seemed to have panned out. But then again, most of us can say the same thing about a lot of things. As we enter year two, I'm hoping Easton Patch -- that's the official name, although I kind of like "the Patch," as a lot of you call is -- can do more stories about the West Ward and the South Side. (South Side especially; I live there!)
The truth is, I'm still learning. I'm learning to be an editor and a boss for the first time. I'm relearning 13 years of journalistic training.
I'm also learning how much I like living here. It's only taken about 10 years. But to be honest, most of that time, I was living in Easton without really be part of it. This job has really made me feel like part of the city for the first time.
Since it's Thanksgiving, I should take this opportunity to thank Regional Editor Susan Koomar for giving me this chance. Thank you also to my fellow local editors, who are celebrating similar anniversaries around this time of year, for making this job so much easier.
Thank you to Christina Georgiou, Ed Koskey, Tara Connolly, Gail Scudder, Adam Atkinson, Susan Boerchers, Hannah Schroer, Katja Kruppe, Lauren Warner, Anthony Rando, Jon Geeting, Bernie O'Hare, Margie Peterson, Bruce Frassinelli, Al Warr, Joe Frinzi, Theresa Radtke, Jeff Levy, Kris Porter and all our other contributors.
Also, I can't forget our bloggers (although the original version of this piece did). So thank you to Pamela Porter, Jonathan Gerard, Drew Stefancin, Mary Ann Horvath at the Easton Area Public Library and a few more who are waiting in the wings.
And mostly: Thank you, readers, for your support, insights, and input. Welcome to year two!